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Thread: I should have known better

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    I should have known better

    Yesterday I decided to do a pantograph on a baby quilt. I strayed away from my wonderful Superior thread and used some cheap thread mainly for the color, ( I will know to order the color i need next time.)Four rolls later I noticed it was skipping stitches sometimes an inch long.I decided to take it off the frame and will have to rip it all out. I will be going for my second knee replacement next week so I guess while I'm sitting in my recliner i will be ripping all those stitches. I guess it will give me something to do. I'm just sick...

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    How frustrating!!!! I really feel your pain!!!!!
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    Hope your knee replacement goes well and there is no pain at all! I am due for my second one too...but stalling. You will definitely have time to unstitch...in fact we should all send you out stuff that needs done!

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    Oh I feel your pain ... whenever I stray from my tried and true.... it seems I have more regrets than wonderful results...
    Good luck on your surgery! Hope you have a vey quick recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasureit View Post
    ...in fact we should all send you out stuff that needs done!

    Now there's an idea! Care to post your mailing address?!?

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    I hope the knee surgery goes well and you have a quick, easy recovery!

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    Good luck with your surgery and the ripping! how frustrating!!!

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    oh no. A tip for on the quilting machine so you don't have to lean over to see underneath is to take a mirror on a handle to look under there. So sorry to hear that happened.
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    I don't use expensive threads on my domestic machine I quilt on and I have never had that happen. When you are healed do a test sandwich to make sure it doesn't happen again.
    Good luck with you knee.
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    Sorry to hear about your unfortunate incident with your thread. Good luck with your knee replacement. Once the procedure is completed, you'll be so happy that you had it done.
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    Good luck on your knee replacement.
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    Darn those mistakes! Oh well, I guess it is time for Picking and grinning time. hew haw
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    Good luck wtih the surgery, the ripping and redoing

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    Speedy recovery with your knee replacement! Take it easy - keep lots of seam rippers handy. But am sorry that you had difficulty with using a different thread.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

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    Sorry to hear about your knee replacement. Hope all goes well. I have to say superior thread is named that for a good reason. I bought some gold and silver metallic Superior Thread, FANTASTIC. I also have tried the King Tut and loved it too. Wish I could afford to get rid of all my thread and buy only Superior brand thread.
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    We drew a circle that took him in!

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    sometimes skipped stitches are due to going faster than the machine is..........and different types of threads have different tolerances to the spped of handler vs speed of stitching.......just from past experience.....

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    Best wishes for a quick recovery from your knee surgery. I don't envy you the ripping, but you will be sitting a lot. . . .

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    Hope the knee surgery goes well. Hope you'll be up and walking with a walker in two or three days. Not going to feel like doing too much ripping when you get home, but little at a time and it well be done. Good Luck.
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    WE all needed to be reminded that good quality thread IS important.
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    Sorry for your ripping. I've done that,but no more. Quick recovery on your knee surgery. I'm having my knee surgery on 4/24. So guess hand work is up for awhile.

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    Sorry you're having to rip. Hope you have a battery operated mustash/hair trimmer like the one discussed on this board a few days ago. Someone found a demo on a quilting site. I thought it looked like the trimmer I had at home for trimming my neckline. Sure enough - it works on stitches and it no chance of cutting the fabric either.
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